Plenty fun had by all at Jazz Jamaica‘s Jamaican Independence Party at The Hideawayin Streatham on Saturday. Love and respect to our special guest, Myrna Hague from Jamaica and to Chicago bluesman, my friend Fernando Jones.
I’m always happy to be back at this club. It’s like a home from home, even if it is on the opposite side of London to where I live. It was great to see so many of you come out to celebrate. A massive THANK YOU to all those who came down to party with us!
Massive THANKS also to club owner Fran Strachan and all of her team who always work so hard to make sure our wonderful audience [because, of all the audiences…! 😉 ] and all members of the band have a great experience at the club. We’re going to be back at Christmas – date to be announced shortly so keep your eyes peeled. We’re already looking forward to it. Soon come…
Three great gigs I’m looking forward to over the next few weeks, playing with some of my favourite friends.
Here’s the first one, with my band, Groundation at the Summer Of Love Party on Friday 24 July when we’ll be bringing our afro jazz vibes to a bit of a hang in Hawkhurst in Kent! Joining me are the incomparable Nathaniel Facey, Shirley Tetteh and Moses Boyd. (Thanks to Steve @ FunkyFeet Photography for the great pic!)
Then on Saturday 25 July, I have the great pleasure of performing Coltrane’s A Love Supreme with Denys Baptiste, Rod Youngs and Joe Armon-Jones at the Hull Truck Theatre (part of the 2015 Hull Jazz Festival). I know…we only played this suite a couple of weeks ago at Southbank Centre, and we’re still buzzing from the great vibe there, but it’s an extraordinary piece of music that, without fail, gets all of us excited about playing it again.
Then I have a couple of weeks to get my party head in gear for Jazz Jamaica‘s favourite club gig, celebrating Jamaican Independence at The Hideaway in Streatham, South London on Saturday 8 August. Always a pleasure, we have the lovely Ms Myrna Hague joining us again. Plus…we’re planning to introduce a new young vocal talent…But you have to come along if you want to find out who!
Come have some fun with us and celebrate Jamaican Independence on Saturday 8 August at The Hideaway in Streatham, South London on Saturday 8 August. We have the wonderful Myrna Hague as our special guest, plus there’s brilliant comedy with Felicity Ethnic!
Great rehearsal earlier this week with my fellow Jazz Jamaicans and we’re looking forward to a fantastic gig with our special guest, Myrna Hague– Jamaica’s First Lady of Jazz, original Studio One vocalist and pioneer of Lovers Rock. Check out her Studio One hit, What About Me (below). Chuuuuuune! Come hear Myrna sing this, and more, live and direct with us at The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgowon Saturday 28 June at 10.30pm.
BBC Radio 3 (90-93 FM) will be recording the show for broadcast in July on Jazz Line-Up. Watch this space for details of the broadcast…
Get your trainers on and race down to the magnificent Hideaway club/restaurant in Streatham, South London on Sunday evening (5 August) to join Jazz Jamaica with their spectacularly soulful guest, Noel McKoy on vocals for a Jamaican Independence party celebration. There’s no chance of missing the Men’s 100m Final – which takes place about halfway through the band’s set – as the venue has installed a BIG screen especially for you and the band to watch the race! So, you can enjoy perfectly stirred or shaken cocktails and some fantastic Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Rice and Peas, or other delicious world cuisine, while you take in Jazz Jamaica’s sunshine sounds and vibes, and lots of athletic men in lycra…and then they’ll turn on the BIG screen so you can watch the athletes taking part in the race!
Book now online or call 020 8835 7070 tickets are flying out of the box office faster than Usain Bolt can run 100m!
If you’re in Yorkshire or East Midlands, you can catch one of our summer shows, this time featuring the beautiful Myrna Hague, Jamaica’s First Lady of Jazz and original Studio One vocalist.